550 Barnegat Blvd. North | Barnegat, NJ 08005

Phone: (609) 660-7510 | Fax: (609) 698-5708

Kindergarten Orientation will be held on September 1st at 1:15 PM.

Dear Dunfee School Community,

Welcome back! I hope you all had a fun, relaxing summer and are ready to begin the 2016/17 school year. We have been very busy over the summer preparing for the arrival of our students and look forward to the start of school on September 6th! The multi-purpose room tile has been replaced, our first and second grade pod has received new cabinets and teachers have been hard at work setting up their rooms. Needless to say, we are excited to begin our journey together!

This year, our school theme is “Invent to Learn: Dunfee Dragons R.O.A.R.” We will continue to foster higher level thinking and problem solving skills in our students by providing them with the opportunity to create, invent, tinker, and explore. Students will experience the excitement of learning through engaging activities as they learn about the importance of the R.O.A.R. attributes along their educational journey. Back to School Night is scheduled for September 22nd at 6:30 PM. Once again, we will be hosting a kick- off parade for our ROAR program on September 23rd at 9:15 AM. More information will be forthcoming.

Our first day of school is Tuesday, September 6, 2016. We will be following the shortened day schedule on both Tuesday, September 6th and Wednesday, September 7th. The full day schedule will begin on Thursday, September 8th.


School hours will remain the same and are as follows for all K-5 students:

Full Day Schedule: 8:20 AM to 3:00 PM

Shortened Day Schedule: 8:20 AM – 12:20 PM


I look forward to working with you as we Invent to Learn throughout the 2016/17 school year! As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or concerns.


Katherine Makela



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  • The suggested supply list for the 2016/17 school year can be found in the Headlines section below!!

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  • Check out the Summer Reading Challenge under the Headlines section!!

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  • Go to the Headlines section below to view the different events that take place at LMDS during the year!!
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